Raymond P. Sheley
Raymond Sheley’s practice concentrates on all aspects of real estate law, including mixed-use developments, joint ventures, leasing and other transactional matters. Specifically, he serves as fund counsel to a regional industrial development company based in Atlanta. He also represents a number of national institutional portfolio owners.
Mr. Sheley has extensive experience representing developers in their acquisition and development of office, industrial, retail, hotel and mixed-use projects including the joint venture structure of each project. Recent projects include the following (a) the acquisition development and ultimate sale of ten (10) industrial projects in Georgia, Florida, Maryland, and Texas, (b) the development and leasing of three (3) built-to-suit projects, and (c) a two-hotel development in Atlanta, Georgia with connectivity to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and another two hotel project in Orlando, Florida. These transactions involved extensive negotiations with the hotel management companies, the respective municipalities to create public/private partnerships (e.g., the City of Atlanta project involved “PILOT” bonds), and (d) negotiating several programmatic joint venture arrangements among institutional equity sources, local development companies and so-called “GP” or sponsor money sources.
With respect to leasing, since 2009, Mr. Sheley has negotiated a 400,000 rentable square foot headquarters lease on behalf of an institutional owner based in Stamford, Connecticut, a 350,000 square foot law firm lease in Atlanta, Georgia, and two (2) 1,200,000 rentable square foot industrial build-to-suit leases in Baltimore, Maryland, and Patterson, California and a 875,000 rentable square foot industrial lease in Houston, Texas.
Prior to forming Sheley, Hall & Williams, P.C., Mr. Sheley was a partner with King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta. Mr. Sheley received his B.B.A. in finance from Georgia Southern College and graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude.
He is a member of the ULI and NAIOP. Mr. Sheley has spoken extensively at regional and national real estate conferences on a wide range of topics, is a periodic speaker for Georgia Tech’s graduate level course on real estate, and has been recognized over the last several years by Chambers USA as one of the leading real estate attorneys in Georgia.
Sheley, Hall & Williams, P.C. is a professional corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia.